Friday , 22 September 2017

National News

No floor test, no elections in 18 seats: Madras HC

IANS CHENNAI Declining a stay on the disqualification of 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs, the Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered that no floor test should be held in the assembly till further orders nor can by-elections be held in those assembly constituencies. Justice M Duraiswamy passed the order while hearing the petition from legislators owing allegiance to T T V ... Read More »

UP bootleggers will face death penalty over hooch tragedies

PTI   LUCKNOW In a bid to clampdown on the state’s illicit liquor mafia, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to add a section in the Excise Act to provide for death penalty or life imprisonment for those responsible for hooch deaths. The state government may issue an ordinance in this regard soon, a senior minister said. The decision to ... Read More »

Hindu devotees perform ‘Tarpan’ rituals

Hindu devotees perform ‘Tarpan’ rituals to pay obeisance to their forefathers on the last day of ‘Pitrupaksh’, or days for offering prayers to ancestors, on the banks of the River Mahananda in Siliguri on Tuesday. In Hindu mythology, the event marks the day when the gods created the ten-armed goddess Durga to destroy the demon king Asura who plotted to ... Read More »

Dawood under scanner over extortion racket in Mumbai

THANE: After arresting Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar for running an extortion racket, the police on Tuesday said they are probing the direct or indirect involvement of his brother, absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, in the racket and could make him an accused in the case. Please like & share: Read More »

TRAI lowers call connect charge to six paise

NEW DELHI: Indian telecom regulator TRAI on Tuesday came out with a regulation cutting call termination charges from mobile to mobile by over half to 6 paise per minute effective from October 1. The measure drew stiff opposition from a majority of telecom operators who plan to seek legal redressal. Please like & share: Read More »

‘Honest’ thieves return booty with a piece of advice

MANGALURU: In a bizarre incident, a group of men broke into a house at Adumaroli near here and stole 99 sovereigns of gold ornaments and cash, only to return two days later with the booty and a piece of advice. Please like & share: Read More »

Rohingyas are a threat to India, Centre tells SC

PTI   NEW DELHI Terming the Rohingya refugees as “illegal” immigrants, the government on Monday told the Supreme Court that some of them were part of a “sinister” design of Pakistan’s ISI and terror groups such as the ISIS, whose presence in the country will pose a “serious” national security threat. The ministry of home affairs made its stand clear ... Read More »

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